Films in Fashion – 2016 – Bollywood edition

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It is that time of the year that we look back on the past year to see who made an impact on fashion, who set trends and who aced it in terms of costumes in movies in Bollywood. From fabulously styled to chameleon character looks transforming the actors, this year Bollywood dabbled in both regional and contemporary themes with its costumes within movies. From looking fab to getting down and dirty, the hindi movies explored it all in a range of movies. While there were many like Neerja and Dangal where the costume meshed so well with the character that you hardly notice it (the best thing a costume designer Read the rest of this entry »

13. Links à la Mode Feature

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I love a good How-To.  Usually I’m searching the world wide web for instruction on dry brushing, making eco friendly cleaning supplies, or cutting a pomegranate.  Have you seen that one?!

So, I was captivated by all the fashion How To’s this week.  IFB bloggers showed how to style scarves, striped pants, chokers, metallics, and flash tattoos,  just to name a few.  Through all of that, summer continued to be a strong theme with music playlists, vacation travel logs, and reviews of concert wear and museum sneakers.


Links à la Mode, July 9

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Five Ways to rock Striped Pants

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Striped pants are fun. With LCM and Pitti Umo, where many designers presented printed menswear, printed pants still elude many of the usual everyday guy who still likes to stick to his basics. It is not everyday that you get see men sporting something as graphic as black and white striped pants. Recently when JOSHUA MILTON, a friend of mine and a blogger, recently sported striped pants, I instantly hit off on the idea of doing multiple ways to style this graphic wonder. While I love the monochrome look of pairing these with black, there are still a number of ways that these pair of elusive pants can be styled…

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 I’M WEARING : Tee (Giordano) / Quilted Vest (Gul Ahmed) / Dhoti pants (custom made) / Round Sunnies (9 lines) /Ring and toe ring (Flea Market) / Key Cuff ( Disney) / Kolhapuris (Nagra) / Beads (Flea Market)

In my life I have been lucky enough (touchwood) to come across people who inspire me to some degree with their sense of self and I am proud to call some of these my friends. Possibly taking a leaf out of one of their books and putting my own spin on it hoping to achieve some of what they have. This look is pretty much along the same lines. Pairing up a pair of dhoti pants with a tee, I went for a quite sort of fused look that hits the middle ground. Who said you can’t mix things up!!! This another take on streamline vs volume had me pair these two up in an almost unexpected way. Sydney has been experiencing quite the radical shifts in weather lately with unexpected weather with a slight nip in the air. For that I added in a pair of quilted vest. The Vest adds in a bit not too wintry feel to the look and maintains to keep it from suffocating you. Rounding off the look with a pair of kolhapuris, I went with round 9 lines sunnies just for a bit of tribute to the nineties village villans. Flea Markets are the best place to find quirky accessories and that is where I scored the twisty ring and my toe ring. I finished it off with my recent favorite key cuff.

Quirk it On!!

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 I’M WEARING: Kurta (Koel) / Skinny Jeans (Cotton On) / Chappals (Nagra) / Scarf (Gulabo) / Ring (Flea Market find)

 Doing a desi look is always so much fun in a videshi (foreign) country…hehe. Giving my Koel kurta tunic it’s debut spin, I went for a much more casual staple of probably every desi guy at one point in time… Kurta, Jeans and a pair of Kolhapuri footwear. It has sort of become that one modern day classic for the urban guy. Sydney in particular has been a bit moody in its weather, so am loving the summer slash autumn interpretations and it mean out comes the cottons. I, for one, am a ardent block print fan and therefore this kurta tunic from KOEL demanded to be taken out. The tunic is hand printed with white on white chevrons overall on the kurta. Pairing it with basic black skinny jeans from Cotton On..these are probably one of the best high street skinny jeans I have put on and I am very particular about mine. Comfy and such a good fit. I added on this kitschy balochi scarf from Gulabo for just that added quirk that I needed to have. The pop of blue played a brilliant offset against the white and black ensemble. I finished the look off with basic Kolhapuris and a major statement geometric ring I came across in a flea market.